CNN anchor Jake Tapper called out Democrats for unquestionably believing indicted Rudy Giuliani associate Lev Parnas considering that he has a “serious credibility issue.”
“We can’t ignore Parnas has a serious credibility problem,” Tapper said on The Lead on Thursday to his panel. “He’s under indictment for campaign finance charges. The foreign minister of Ukraine told CNN’s Christiane Amanpour that he doesn’t trust a word Parnas is saying. And yet I see people out there on social media — Democrats — acting as if this guy is the second coming of Theodore Roosevelt or something.”
CNN senior political reporter and panelist Nia Malika-Henderson agreed with Tapper saying “It’s true, and all of those reasons are why maybe people should want him to testify under oath.”
“Kellyanne Conway for instance says when he’s talking in a television studio he isn’t under oath, but there actually is a way to get him under oath if anyone is interested in vetting his claims,” she continued. “It’s not clear at this point that Republicans are interested in hearing his claims.”
Tapper also questioned Parnas’ claims that the president, vice president, and attorney general all knew that Trump was targeting the Bidens in a political move and wasn’t about corruption in Ukraine.
“It’s just the specific references to ‘Pence knew, Barr knew, Trump knew.’ How would he know?” Tapper added.